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Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
of president obama through latimer america continues today in el salvador. he spoke yesterday in chile. this is a little over half an hour. >> thank you. [applause] it is a wonderful honor to be here in chile. i want to thank your president for his outstanding leadership and hospitality that he has extended to me and my wife, my daughters, and most importantly, my mother in law. [applause] [laughter] thanks for your wonderful welcome. thanks for your friendship and a strong bonds between our people. there are several people that want to acknowledge briefly. the president of the inter- american development bank. [applause] throughout our history, this land has been called the end of the world. i come here today because in the 21st century, this nation is a vital part of our interconnected world. in an age where people are intertwined like never before, this country shows that we should not be divided by race, religion, or ethnic conflict. you have welcomed immigrants from every corner of the globe. in the celebrate a proud, indigenous heritage. people around the world are reaching for t
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
a different america. >> major burris this leaders on how new york regained a major position. >> with wall street's reemergence, wall street was pulled into the global economy and became america's gateway to that economy, and has prospered ever since. >> watched the interview sunday night on c-span. >> the consumer federation of america have a summit meeting in washington, d.c. this week. the subject of one panel was how communication has changed with the presence of the internet, mobile devices, and social networking. also covered, online privacy. experts from microsoft and a rise in to play -- took part in this one hour, 20 minute event. >> i think we're going to get started for this morning's panel. it is entitled "the future of consumer communications." we're glad to hear your critics see you here on a friday morning. no place better to be at this panel talking about this issue. in recent years, we have seen an explosion in growth of devices that consumers use and the way that the uses them, whether facebook, twitter, video. more and more consumers use devices in different ways to acce
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
. main street, not wall street. this is not about my past. it is about our future. i think america is in trouble. the debt is amounting, and is resting on the chests of my grandchildn. spending is out of control. we spend $300 billion of month, and we'd borrow $120 billion of that. we've borrowed from our enemies or our competitors -- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. the is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidts or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall stree
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
enforcement. i think the testimony today backed that up. not that that there are too many mosques in america. >> sheriff, a little earlier you heard the association that care warns people any need to have a lawyer before they talk to law enforcement. do you feel like that your jurisdictional residents whether they're muslim, jewish, christian, should have to have a lawyer before they talk to you or one of your sheriff deputies to inform you about something they see as being a potential problem? >> no, i don't personally believe they should take that initial step. so to answer your question, no. >> do you believe your sheriff deputies, when out interacting in the communities and doing their community policing and talking with merchants and individuals should, before they talk to them, warn them they have the right to an attorney before they talk to the sheriff's deputy? yes or no? >> if we have a suspicion that they're about to commit a crime, then -- >> then yes? >> there is only so many questions you can have before you have to advise them of their constitutional right. that's one of the ke
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
states engaged civil society, universities, think tanks and the know how that america has to the region, but not impose a form or model of the egyptians. they do not want to be to hanging over the fact that they will not deal with the egyptian government as members of the muslim brotherhood on it. the muslim brotherhood is no different than the all but -- ultraorthodox party in israel and christian democrats. they can be political parties that drive the base for religion but play with in the secular roles of the game. they do not want to see this type of western and physician saying if they win a certain number of seats, we will not deal with them. in that kind of tone is what the egyptians want to see. >> do you have a sense now that the egyptian process is really .eginning to firm -- forme >> i think the muslim brotherhood was completely surprised. never were the slogans chanted. not by accident, and more and partly because the people were not part of the muslim brotherhood. they were people that belong to the muslim brotherhood, but this was not a muslim brotherhood evened. it will n
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Mar 30, 2011 7:30am EDT
to be significant in america. often, prejudice has been directed at religions of recent immigrants. in the last entry it was catholics from places like ireland, italy, in lithuania. my mother's country of origin, whose loyalties were questioned. i brought to this hearing a family treasure. 100 years ago in 1911, my grandmother landed in baltimore, maryland, from lithuania. she brought with her my mother, two years old, and my aunt and uncle. and they came down off the boat in baltimore, and somehow found a way to my grandfather in east st. louis element. i have no idea how they made that journey not speaking a word of anguish. there is no physical evidence left of that journey, but this little book. part of it is a catholic prayer book written in lithuania, printed in 1863, which at the time of their immigration was contraband. bazaar had ordered all prayerbooks had to be written in russia. my grandmother who i never knew knew that if she brought his prayer book to america she would have the freedom to use it. and i remember that and it's one of the reasons why this is the first hearing, this f
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 2:00am EST
america? >> including the united states. that's why i mentioned those mosques. there are mosques in cincinnati and l.a. and new york, all across the country that have been part of saudi investments and their ideology abroad. and in order to counter that we need atrategy to help counter those institutions building those ideas. >> dr. jasser, and all of our witnesses today, thank you so much for being here and, dr. jasser, i applaud you being a bold voice on this subject. thank you. >> thank you. i yield back. >> thank you for yielding. i recognize the gentleman from texas, a former member of this committee, mr. green, good to have you back. >> thank you. it's an honor to be back. mr. chairman, ranking member thompson, i came by today because i love america. i love what america stands for. i love the pledge of allegiance. it means something to me. liberty and justice for all. i love the declaration of independen, all persons created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. i love the constitution, a copy of which i hold in my hand. we the people is what i
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 10:00am EDT
. we thank you that you gave us that ability to be able to take back the gavel. america thank you, new hampshire, for what you have done. give yourselves a hand. it is astounding. [applause] now i am here in new hampshire today for the purpose of asking you one more time, new hampshire. we need your help because you have set the course for the rest of the nation. you have set the standard for the rest of the nation. this was not an easy state but you did it. you cracked the knot in your able to send liberty, freedom- loving people to represent you. now we need to replicate that in all 50 states. this is our brief window of opportunity in 2012 to win the triple crown. the united states senate, running back up to 60 seats of liberty-loving conservatives. in fact, i would not mind saying -- maybe senators that has something in common. how do you like that? [applause] did anyone ask the important question this morning? tea, anyone? i would like to see some tea served in the united states senate, 60 c to of tea served in the united states senate in 2012, an overwhelming majority of t-loving
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
the top winners of this year's c-span student can competition. >> america's promise alliance reports that one out of every four public school students will drop out of high school before graduation. the group is holding a summit today on reducing high school dropout rates. speakers include leaders of government, education advocacy groups, and business leaders. our live coverage here on c-span2 expected to start in just a few moments. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we are live again on c-span2 waiting for the start of this forum by america's promise alliance. they are reporting that one out of every four public school students will drop out of high school before graduation. they're holding a summit today on reducing high school dropout rates here we are expected here from government, education and as a groups and business leaders. we will be covering this in three sections today, back at 10:00 with vice president joe biden who will address the group. and at 12:30 p.m. the governors of virginia and maryland will join the mayors from across the country to
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 2:00am EDT
by european, chinese, indian, businesses and american, unfortunately. we would like to see america in front. thank you. >> you touched on this a little bit. i was interested in your assessment of the concern that is expressed in many circles with the impact of iran's influence on iraq and how it would affect u.s. interests. >> you can change many things, but you cannot change -- we have more than 1,000 kilometers of border between iraq and iran. several thousand years of history. for better or for worse, we are going to have to deal with it. we also have families who are connected. some of our labor comes from iran. we have a very close and almost integrated relationship with iran. but we have different political systems. we continued to insist that our relationships rebuild on mutual respect. we do not want to exports our democracy to the improved we don't want them to interfere. however, that is easier said than done. as you know, the best way to stop interference is not simply to admonish and to demand, but to build our own institutions and to build our own community. -- our own communit
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 2:00am EST
the american story. here per person account from people who have shaped modern america on oral histories, and the best known history writers of the past decade, and travel to important battlefields to learn about key figures and events that shaped an error during a 150th anniversary of the civil war. every weekend, visit college classrooms across the nation as we build into america's past during lectures in history. go behind the scenes that you him exhibits on "american artifacts." and personal insights from administration officials and experts. american history tv on c-span 3, all weekend, every weekend. sign up to have been e-mailed to you using our c-span alerts. >> president obama says that he supports allowing states to allow alternative plans to the health-care law. mr. obama also talked about economic stimulus and public employee unions. this is a half-hour. >> thank you very much. i m joe biden, joe biden's husband. that's how i'm getting to be known around here. we decided to bring in the second team now to talk to you all. welcome back to the white house. this is your first vi
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 10:00am EDT
visit to latin america this week. today, he will be speaking in santiago, chile on relations between the u.s. and the region to live coverage of that starts at 3:20 p.m. this afternoon year on c-span. >> tonight on c-span, marking the eighth anniversary of the department of homeland security with former secretary tom ridge and michael chertoff. and current secretary janet napolitano. they discuss the nature of threats facing didn't country, the structure of the agency, and what they miss most about the job. >> people have asked me, do i miss being secretary, and to a certain extent, i say yes, i miss working with the people that i became do trust, respect, and in my ear because of their hard work. particularly in the early months and years. it was very intense but an exciting time. you enjoy what you're doing with a great cause associated. and it is not knowing. not that everything we read every morning was something you would want to run home and talk to the family and kids about. but you do miss not knowing. >> they discussed the department of homeland security tonight at 8:00 p.m.
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 2:00am EST
not know him at that time. he was the director of the america department and of your department. -- and europe department. after a year, he said miti candidate to open our mission there. -- he sent me to canada to open our mission there. he was my boss and he still is. i would like to thank him very much from joining us today. he came all the way from new york. the speech he made in security council, that is a historical speech. that makes people cry inside of the room, outside, and all over the world. he is a man with principle, he is a man with thinking. i am very happy that we have someone like him. he stands with the libyan revolution and for the cause of libya. he believes in freedom, justice, hope, a human libya. i am very proud to know you and work with you. you were my boss and you are still. [applause] >> i would like to thank all of the panelists. they have been working day and night to bring this together. i would like to thank all of the libyans and those who came from around the country to attend with us. thank you for really joining us and for being a real patriot
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 2:00am EDT
are intertwined as never before. no region is more closely linked then the united states and latin america. here in the americas, one of our closest and strong as partners is chile. chile is one of the great success stories of this region. it has built a robust democracy. it has been one of the most open and fastest growing economies in the world. the spirit and resilience of the chilean people, especially after last year's earthquake, have inspired people across the globe. in my speech this afternoon, i look forward to paying tribute to chile progress. i was prd to welcome the president to washington last year for our nuclear security summit. mr. president, i want to commend you on your decisive leadership in these first few months of office. a time that has been obviously very difficult and has tested the people of chile. i want to thank you for the focus and energy that you have brought to the partnership between our two countries, which we have strengthened today. we are moving ahead with efforts to expand trade and investment, as the president mentioned, and our existing trade agreement, tr
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 2:00am EDT
a plan to change the way we generate electricity in america. so that it is cleaner and safer and healthier. we know that i sharing in a clean energy economy has the potential of creating untold jobs in the u.s. but we will have to think about how do we produce electricity more efficiently? in addition to producing, we have to think about making sure we are not wasting energy. i do not know how we're doing on the georgetown campus, mr. president, but every institution and household has to start thinking about how are we reducing the amount of energy we're using and doing it in more efficient ways. our homes and businesses consume 40% of the energy we use and it costs billions of dollars in energy. manufacturers that require large amounts of energy to make their products, their challenge by rising energy costs and so you cannot separate the issue of all dependents from the issue of how we're producing more energy generally. that is why we propose new programs to help americans upgrade their homes and businesses and plans with new energy-efficient building materials, new lightin
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 2:00am EST
are the first responders to any illness that happens in america. your illness -- your agency is the one that has to stop it, find cures for it. i think that in this big budget slashing that we have to do -- i wish it was not so much slashing as we could do a microscopic surgery. that is what we need to do. as surgery is done that way, it has to be smart and effect. but we do not do it that way. i am thinking we need to have a week of hearings discussing what would be a day without the fda. everything would come to a grinding halt in this country. you are responsible for articles used in food and drink for mankind and for animals, things that we do not think about that are regulated like chewing gum. you have put a lot of that in your mouth. dietary supplements and dietary ingredients, infant formulas and raw agricultural commodities, such as what we grow in our area, like lettuce and carrots and things like that. canned and frozen food, live food animals, bakery goods, snack foods, candy, chewing gum, etc. this is a whole list of things. in our new law that we passed in congress, the food safety
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 2:00am EST
, taxes too much and borrows too much is not the kind of leadership america deserves. i'm disappointed to see this lack of leadership in the administration's budget proposal for the department of education which includes a request for $48.8 billion in so-called, quote, nonpel discretionary spending. closed quote. this is a new term or phrase for washington and it attempts to conceal the true costs associated with the proposal. behind this gimmick lies an additional request for $28.6 billion in discretionary spending for the pell grant program, as well as $12.6 billion in mandatory costs, a total request of $41.2 billion for the program. here's the bottom line. the department is asking to spend nearly $90 billion during the next fiscal year, a 31% increase in the department's budget from the time the president took office. shouldn't have to tell anyone here that this kind of spending is unsustainable and keeps pell grants on the path to bankruptcy. we have to make tough choices to ensure the important program remains available for the students who need it most. when in the future is a g
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 2:00am EST
america competing with china and increasingly iran. we are not in a static situation we have the luxury to say give us a few years and then we will get back in the game. so i think you're caution is a very strong one and i would add this point is al qaeda has a presence in what is called al qaeda and the islamic monrad which is north africa. they had a presence to some extent in libya. they were suppressed like everybody else in libya was suppressed. but there is no doubt in my mind if they see an opportunity just as they saw an opportunity in somalia and they have seen in ghanem they are going to the decanter influence the outcome. so the united states is faced with a choice. we can stand on the sidelines and hope and pray for the best, we can get so involved that we are accused of interfering, going after oleo, chongging to occupy another islamic country where we can try to do what we are doing which is, you know, be smart about how we offer assistance, how we respond and bring the international community along and that is the toughest of the options but that is what we are trying to
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 6:00am EST
god for 9/11, america is doomed. thank god for ieds. thank god for dead soldiers. god hates you and you are going to hell which was a sign that seemed most directed at lance corporal snyder. the family brought an action for various support liability claims including intentional affliction of emotional distress and prevailed in a jury verdict including an 8 million-dollar punitive damage judgment that was remitted to $2 million. the supreme court held that action was hard by the first amendment. the opinion by chief justice roberts. events as the court sense of sympathy for the families. the chief justice says that the record makes clear that the applicable legal term emotional distress fails to capture fully the anguish westborough's choice added to mr. schneider's already incalculable grief, but on the legal question of whether the first amendment prohibits holding westborough liable for its speech in this case, the court held that it did prohibit liability for that speech. a bipartisan group of senators led by mitch mcconnell on the republican side filed in support of the fami
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Mar 17, 2011 2:00am EDT
in america? do you think that we could do better than we are doing now? >> i think it is very safe. i'm trying to see where we can have this. there is something that we can mitigate total loss. the procedures that we have in place have been implemented. >> tell me if i am wrong. the backup power was so low to the ground that it was swept out by the tsunami. is that what happened? >> yes. there should be ways had to get that out on high ground. >> that is something i should look at. >> there are different practices and our country. if they had a flood they were not be affected. but what about some solar panels? >> excuse me? >> what about electricity from solar panels. >> that would be terrific. >> wouldn't it? clean power. >> we reviewed destroying quadrants of the plant in seeing what contingency measures could be put in place to provide back gets. that has led to the staging and many types of portable of equipment on site. yet heard about the diesel driven fire pumps. we already have decent driven mobil pumped on every side. it provides another contingency measure. in >> de you agre
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2011 2:00am EDT
, primary and secondary education and the economic competitiveness of america. so met me close with just -- let me close with just a request of you. you know, two years later what have these voices told us? they've told us that americans are optimistic, that they are not naive, that they know that there are tough decisns that have to be made, significant sacrifices lie ahead. they are willing to work hard to make compromises to make america stronger. and what they are demanding is that we as leaders do the same. so i want to go back to the purpose here of what the heartland monitor was which was to let their voices be heard, and i have the opportunity and the privilege to be a leader of what's a great american company. with that privilege comes a responsibility, a responsibility to speak out and let other people's voicese heard. that's what we're trying to do with this poll. everybody in this room is also a leader in your own way. some people are thought leaders, leaders from organizations, you have people who read your writing, who follow what you do. as leaders we need you to step up a
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 2:00am EDT
contributor. do you think america can hand over power by this weekend? guest: nato is the logical organization to handle this. nato has the mechanism to coordinate the commitment of aircraft by various countries. it has the planning operations center in italy. it moves ships der nato control off the coast to maintain the embargo against gaddafi. i think they can do it and think they are doing in it. host: there is a story the looks at five questions against the dramatic moves against gaddafi. it asks the goal of the attack on gaddafi. when you work involved in operations like this whether some of the questions about what the mission was and what the end goal would be? guest: frankly yes. if those questions are not ask there is something wrong. any time use force or have a strongolicy that does not use force, people need to ask these questions and understand it. when we were involved with kosovo and the balkans and when we restored democracy in haiti people were asking lots of questions. some of the questions are gotcha -type questions. host: chuck joins us from connecticut. caller: i did not u
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Mar 29, 2011 2:00am EDT
the civil war. every weekend, visit college classrooms across the nation as professors dealt with to america's past during lectures and history. behind-the-scenes at museum exhibits and historic sights on american artifacts. the presidency focusing on american president's policies and legacies speeches and insight from administration officials and experts again others. weekend.end, every c >> you in security council met earlier to hear about how sanctions are working in libya. afterward, the head of the sanctions committee spoke with reporters about bans on oil imports and an arms embargo may affect the rebel movement in libya. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. i'd just brief the council on the sanctions committee, on libya. it was extremely useful and productive. we agreed on provisional methods for our work, our rules, and we also adopted an allowed to be sent to member stands -- member states of the u.n. to be informing the committee on the way they are implementing the sanctions. thirdly, we also discussed a number of issues that have to do but with exemptions to the sanction regi
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Mar 5, 2011 2:00am EST
the great teachers that are going above and beyond for their students, including the teach for america corps members who are here today. we're proud of them. to all of the teachers here, i hope you will stay with the miami central family as long as you can -- because this community has already benefited so much from your teaching and your mentorship and your dedication. you know, i was reading the other day an article -- this is just a couple days ago -- in the new york times about how teachers were just feeling beat up, just not feeling as if folks understood how much work went into teaching and how dedicated they were to the success of their students. and so i want to be very clear here. we are proud of what you guys do each and every day. we are proud of what you do each and every day. we need to honor teachers. >> yes. >> countries that are successful right now academically, typically teachers are considered one of the top professions. now, let's face it, i mean, we also have to make sure there's accountability for our schools. and turning things around here meant replacing a principal a
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
in america wanted. if you look at many poles what wound up happening are you satisfied if you drill into those that dissatisfied you find that many of unwanted much bigger change because they found out frankly their benefits were not going to improve that much. next we republicans say it is similar to the first that a big government takeover of health care. infected is the opposite. when people used words like socialization to describe what is happening this is the polar opposite. we are taking taxpayer dollars and giving them to private companies. private insurance companies. the opposite of socialization. in fact even if we had done what i wanted which was expand medicare to more americans that would have been not a government takeover of anything because it is to private doctors and private hospitals and private clinics. the idea that socialization or something like that is happening is quite the opposite. we did to great lengths in this law to empower people to get private health insurance policies. beaufort we hear is particularly interesting to have governors to washington and
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 2:00am EST
leg is a growing economy. how do we grow an economy in a place where america while still is the world's leading economy does not drive the economy the way it did even 20 years ago? we saw 20 years ago where the world would have to wait on america to get its financial act together. the world is not waiting now. china, india, brazil, countries abroad are moving ahead. if we're going to remain competitive, we have got to remain to continue to invest smamplet the president has said that we got to make sure that we educate, invest in our infrastructure and be able to outinnovate. that means targeted research and development. unfortunately, the house proposal which not only focuses on domestic discretionary to the exclusion of other areas of spending, but it also focuses these cuts on the remaining six to seven months of our fiscal year, takes a disproportionate whack out of these key areas where we must maintain certain levels of inv if -- of investmeninvestment. let me give you a couple of examples. i know the presiding officer comes from an energy-rich state. he also realizes that we've
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
this afternoon is dr. roy walser. pso senior policy analyst for latin america. prior to joining heritage he was a career foreign service officer with u.s. department of state. is also been a teacher of history, international relations and aerial studies at bluefield college, the nazis military academy and the foreign service institute. he holds a doctorate from university of north carolina at chapel hill. i'm pleased him in welcoming my colleague, roy walser. ray? >> thank you very much, john. he quickly dashed out the door but, i also head up are sort of modest segment that deals with african affairs. i also did service at the department of state in african bureau and served in that most difficult of assignments in africa, cape town, south africa, for a couple of years so it makes me obviously quite well-versed in issues, all african issues. but it's a great pleasure to bring some important experts to you today for this event. i welcome our distinguished panel who i will introduce to you in a second. i welcome our audience. thank you all very much for coming today. and i also welcome our v
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Mar 4, 2011 6:00am EST
about libya, i always -- i tried to distinguish between washington and the rest of america. i think there's rules between london and the rest of the uk. i mean by london, the politics and the special interest, and the lobbying and so on and so forth. the arms lobbies and oil lob business. no, i think it's a cop out, mr. ambassador, we were for national interest and that's it. that's not how democracy functions. democracy has values and positions. they don't want to deal with someone that's oppressing his people and killing his people for the last 40 years. >> the point that you were making is the british people didn't rise up in the streets. >> the british people didn't know how tony blair was sitting in a tent making deals in the dark with colonel gadhafi about what's next. the contracts to be given to the uk, just like america and other cynics, french and so forth. i don't mean the french as the french people, i mean paris. as a human being and citizen, what is the government? why does the bbc exist and other media outlet? to put you folks in power your view with the principals an
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 2:00am EST
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Mar 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
, this was his quote three days ago. i request that nato and america should stop these operations on our soil. this war is not on our soil. if this war is against terror, then this war is not here. terror is not here. the number of al qaeda and their presence in afghanistan is about 20 or 30, most of them are in pakistan, i would agree with that. but this debate is critical. i want to, before i reserve the balance of my time, i want to share very quickly a letter from a retired colonel, a marine who lives in my district, i am writing this letter to express my concern over the current afghanistan war. i am a retired marine officer with 31-plus years of active duty. i retired in 2004 due to service limitations or i'm sure i would have been on my third or fourth deployment by now to a war that's gone on too long. i'll go to the bottom of this. it makes no sense if we're there four years or 40, the results will be the same. he closes the let they are way, this war is costing the united states billions of dollars, a month to wage -- a billion -- the united states billions of dollars a month to wag
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Mar 10, 2011 2:00am EST
, retirement savings and homes. all across america families anguished over how to feed their families, how to keep them in fact, how to keep their lives together for just one more day. three years later we're starting to see the signs of fragile revery. however slowly we have started to see modest private sector job growth over the past few months. however, we are far from where we need to be in the troubled housing market remains in -- and the troubled housing market remains in complete disarray. millions of americans are unemployed, still struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments. millions more are saddled with mortgages worth more than their homes. foreclosures swallowed up a whopping -- whooping 1.2 million homes across the country in 2010, also 900,000 in 2009 and despite the republicans' apparent lack of concern for the ongoing foreclosure mess, many estimate the united states will eclipse previous yearly totals and foreclose on even more americans in 2011. there is overwhelming evidence that everybody knows about that many of these foreclosures were faulty or downright ille
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
in campaign 2010. it's a contract with america, get rid of click and clack. it's about time. the last thing we want is informative solutions to how we talk about cars and think about all the people they are going to put out of work. you know, your customer service. and the director of ethics. all of these guys that finally are going to be taken off the public peril, the republican party, no one can say they are not in touch. they get it. they understand where the american people are. the american people are not concerned about the economy around the world. they're staring at their radio station saying, get rid of click and clack. finally my republican friends are getting rid of them. kudos to you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentlelady from california. e chair will remind all persons in the gallery that they're here as guests of the house and that any manifestation of approval or disapproval of the proceedings is in violation of the rules
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
headquartered in largo, florida. we alone valpac one of the direct marketing firms in north america. thank you for this opportunity to testify. ended is a looming crisis. we have been in the business for 42 years. we pioneered the concept of local cooperative direct mail in the united states. valpak is don't buy cox enterprises in atlanta which is one of the largest media conglomerate in the united states. valpak represents direct franchised employees. each year we assist more than 54,000 small businesses from local mom-and-pops to large national companies. today valpak delivers sales to forty million households each month and each year, our familiar blue envelope carries some $20 billion in money-saving offers in five hundred million envelopes. three years ago we opened the $220 million facility in st. petersburg to accommodate our growth for the future. our company has entered the digital space in the on line and mobile cubaning business. this will allow us to reach new customers with product and continue to serve as a leader in the industry. our digital strategy is will complement our mail
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00am EST
holloday, chairman of the bank of america, william hite, president of the united association of plumbers and pipe fitters, and deborah wynn smith, the president of the c.e.o. counsel. the letter succinctly stated that -- quote -- "scientific researchers and skilled workers are the basis for new ideas, new technologies, new products and services, new companies, even entirely new industries. the american economy cannot compete and grow if we neglect our capacity to innovate." the presiding officer: without objection. mr. bingaman: thank you, mr. president. the other letter is from 175 universities, industries, and laboratories, including the u.s. chamber of commerce, and it supports the goals outlined in the america competes act and asks that -- and it goes on to ask the congress to reject the cuts adopted by the house funding bill. i would ask that that second letter also be included in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. bingaman: let me move to the issue of homeland security. over the last several years, we've had a lot of speeches here in the senate about the need
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
education in america appare. north carolina has been a leader in a commoncore. we want to know where we are going as governors. we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars individually in states, spending on evaluation. i read this book and a marked the graph and your data says that quality teachers are the bottom line to a productive worker in america. i believe the data says if you get a bad teacher three years in a row, you might as well drop out. i think we can break that but it is still true. it by merely bad teacher, i was a teacher and i hope i was a good one. if i am a really bad teacher because my budget in north carolina was in bad shape and i decide that i will take this book and it will not make a bit of difference if i save money on my budget by adding four or five more kids to a classroom, that is the easy way to balance the budget -- to get rid of teachers -- what will happen to the kid who has a really bad teacher? >> there's nothing worse than having a bad teacher. that is why our key priority is the evaluation system. we want to get it to be multi- faceted enough so
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Mar 15, 2011 2:00am EDT
-span video library. c-span -- washington your way, a public service created by america's cable companies. >> with the current short-term spending resolution set to expire on march 18, the house will vote tomorrow on a short- term spending measure that will cut spending. earlier the house rules committee met to discuss the procedures for that debate. it is chaired by congressman david dreier. we will also hear from harold rogers. >> i want to say that we are here for a measure allowing for further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2011, h.r. 48. my good friend and classmate, the distinguishing chair on appropriations, much older and more senior than night, he is here as well. we think both of you for the tremendous efforts you have put into this and it is always an honor to have the chairman and ranking member of the appropriations committee appear before the rules committee. gentlemen, let me say that without objection, in a prepared statement you have will appear in the record in its entirety. we welcome your summary. >> thank you for your service and its committees in service.
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
america and america as well, you're a small banks are not capable of making home loans. are you aware of those concerns? are there steps to either dissuade the bankers from having a concern or to reduce their regions that they do have concerns? >> we hear the same thing from banks across the country. part of this is in some sense, the natural consequence the natural response of regulators who in some sense who were a little too -- how should i say -- to lose in the boom and they tend to over correct in the crash. you're still seeing banks report a lot of concern about the change in the basic environment from examiners. bank supervisors are aware of this concern. we have issued a series of guidance about treatment of commercial real estate loans to respond to these concerns. another chairman bernanke and chairman bair and the acting comptroller of the currency, john walsh, are aware of this and try to look for ways to say that examiner bring the appropriate degree of balance to the judgments and do not over correct. >> one of the consequences that we have seen through this crisis has b
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
as much as six papers in the morning. watch"good morning, america." at 3:45have to get up in the morning every year. i get into the office and we are scanning the e-mails coming in from our team around the world. they are fantastic. i wish we could simply introduce you sometimes to the debates that go on at abc news between terry moran and jake tapper. i read the daily beast and the drudge.drune i can see a complete quilt of screens on the air and i could see what is going on and we collect in and out all day. >> do you have a favorite website? you mentioned to the daily beast. >> , i checked in with each of them. i check in with the new york times website. >> do you eat during the course of the day? [laughter] >> copiously. >> let me ask you questions about ethics in journalism. the wikileaks story -- if you're the editor of the new york times and you had the chance to get hundreds or thousands of the interesting, even fascinating but top-secret cables from the u.s. government, what would you do? would you put them on the air? >> each of us has our of star we steer by. we reported on th
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
and that america feels comfortable in letting you know this. we are trying to make it easier for people to report these to us and we can therefore take the whole community and bring together state, local, community, individuals and get to the bottom of these clusters of diseases some of which are not related to environment and many of them are. dr. belzer, welcome. >> thank you very much. i appreciate the opportunity to testify today. i would like to make a friendly correction, chairman boxer, to your opening statement. i, too, and a california native. certain imbalance on this panel. i was raised in torrance, calif.. my bachelor and a master's degree i got at the university california davis a few years ago and i subsequently earned a master's from harvard and i sometimes regret i was not able to move back. >> we miss you. [laughter] you left us for virginia and we cannot forgive you for that. >> thank you so much. my parents sometimes feel the same way. my background is as an analyst, high risk analyst, an economist. although my 10 years spent as an economist and the office of management and bud
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Mar 17, 2011 2:00am EDT
fundamental concerns is the need to secure our airports. we have a true threat in the united states of america. but at the same time, we also need to uphold our freedoms and liberties, civil liberties and oftentimes i think there's a choice that is given that we need to give up our personal privacy in the name of security and that is in part what we are going to talk about today. i'd like to welcome the ranking member of the subcommittee and those of you watching our live webcast oversight dhaka house of god. i want to thank you for joining us. we will seek testimony from private secretary witnesses from the united states security programs and policies and their relationship to the fourth amendment of the constitution. the united states continues to face serious threats from al qaeda and other terrorist groups since line 11 terse six-point to the american airport security checkpoints and by all accounts will continue to try to do so. december 22nd, 20018 her service ordered a flight from paris to miami where he attempted to detonate explosives active issues. if not for the efforts of passenger
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
capital of america. which prompted me to start an organization called the night. recall that unite. we have 2600 undercover agents who do nothing but arrest people selling drugs. they have put in jail 3700 pusher selling these drugs from the flamingo road the source. we have kids in hospitals every day. kids dying every day in emergency rooms. we have built treatment centers. i go to graduations for people who have kicked these things and here wonderful tales. it is a pervasive, deep, widespread problem, killing more people than automobiles, yet you sit there and say we will not talk about changing the prescription rules for this killer drug. and i won't rest until we see an answer, ma'am. >> i am happy to continue to examine these questions and go back with our expert team. my point is if we really want to make a meaningful and enduring difference, it is a different problem than simply changing the indication. whether it is an indication for severe or moderate, to prescribe. this ultimately making the decision -- the prescribedr is ultimately making the decision, and i am not confiden
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Mar 28, 2011 10:00am EDT
perspective. it is very important america and europe and the world to prioritize women's rights as a policy as a national policy. women are indicators for the direction of society in my opinion. we cannot look at it as a marginal issue. it needs to be out their front and center. secretary clinton really does bring that up over and over again. it is how do we consistently and even too much more. that women are not only microbe but is -- not only micro but incorporating women into all aspects of society. and then there's the personal aspect. we asked women from around the world to sponsor one woman at a time by sending $27 a month and exchange pictures and letters with her. i was in my home country of iraq meeting with one woman who gets help from an american woman. she says that she sprays rosewater on that letter. rosewater is something we used in religious ceremonies and marriages and things like that. i said she's american. she told me the moment is my sister and she's helping ain't. there's nothing at the end of the day that we have made a personal connection and we are opposed sharing.
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
program in america was before the democrats in the house of representatives and the united states senate passed a measure that took all too much time in my judgment to do and did not go nearly as far as it needs to go. so what kind of care was it then? and what kind of care will it be when you do the paring back that you wish to assert and then we are wherever you take us backward and i don't know -- i guess it will be obama care light at that point because he'll still be in office with the kind of people you all are offering up to run against him. but things are very troubling. mr. rogers, you and mr. dicks do your jobs admirably, but the cuts that are proposed for this continuing appropriation amendment, the third in the series, the sixth time, do include some pretty substantial measures. and if i just went to one, $115 million in funding for the agriculture research service including a $44 million reduction for salaries. and a $71 million reduction in building maintenance. as one of several of us in congress that represents rural and urban areas in the congressional district we're pri
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Mar 24, 2011 2:00am EDT
in the >> on tomorrow's "washington journal," former u.s. comptroller general david walker has a report on america's fiscal management. then political strategists maria cardona and john feehery and u.s. ambassador to morocco, marc ginsberg. "washington journal" begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. coming up on c-span, morocco's foreign minister. foreign policy analysts argue for negotiating a peace treaty with the taliban in afghanistan. and britain's government presents its annual budget. thursday night, a look at education reform with michelle rhe and sacramento mayor and former nba player kevin johnson. they will discuss academic disparities between american children of different races and districts in country and why they hit the has worsened despite a doublinging of spending over the years. >> we all have to do our part. there are far too many kids that are lang witching in schools that are not doing well 3789 there are also kids that live in nice neighborhoods. >> i concur with him. >> you know, we are in a position right now in this country where if you were to tell me the zip code that a
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Mar 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
. america's families have been on the r opes for a long time. many families have turned to debt only to find what they thought would be temporary was far more dangerous and costly than they had anticipated. this agency is here for american families. it is also here for america's banks. i met with community bankers in san antonio, texas when holly petraeus and i went down to the air force base. we listen to their concerns. it really has become clear that what we can do as a consumer agency to cut regulatory burdens is to make risks and prices clear. it will be good for credit unions. it'll be good for the financial institutions. they are willing to put up a pradesh pretending it is at one price. these competitors take families away from the founder banking systems. they need a stronger economy. that is what we are here to do. >> thank you for that response. i heard my friend talked about all we have in the bill. it seems like they are the voice for medium-sized and large banks. explain to me why they are so concerned? >> many thought the business models are a way the round -- the world is. we
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Mar 24, 2011 2:00am EDT
to serfdom a letter of warning to america," here it is right here, if you want to go home with a copy of it signed by the way, you can pick it up right back there. "the new york times" best seller. daniel blogs everyday at www.hannan.co.uk at nursing political and cultural issues. his blog attracts 200,000 hits a week from 80,000 unique users. we are very fortunate to have him with us today. please welcome the member of the european parliament, daniel hannan. [applause] >> think you very much for those generous words and the ladies and gentlemen i tell you it isn't something we are accustomed to as members of the year appeal of parliament. [laughter] we are generally not the most popular people. you don't have to contradict when i say that. i got used to it over the years. maybe it has something to do with the fact that none of you can vote for me. [laughter] you won't find a politician in the united kingdom who is a bigger fan of jeffersonian democracy than me but i suspect in your third president occasionally enjoy being able to speak to an audience when nobody could vote for him an
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Mar 8, 2011 3:56am EST
and innovation are critical for america's success, why would the house republican budget cut back to dramatically in areas that we know would pay off? i think they made some poor choices. that's why i support the senate democratic approach, $10 billion in cuts, but preserving in education, working trainer, education research, innovation, and infrastructure, the investments we need at this moment in our history with the recession that we face and 13 million americans out of work. that, to me, is why the difference is so stark and contrast. president mcconnell -- pardon me, senator mcconnell spoke with the president and said that he needed to show more leadership. i know where the president is on this. he wants us to reach an agreement in terms of the -- the decisions which we need to make to move us toward a balanced budget. but we need to do in a thoughtful way. first, coming out of this recession making america's workforce stronger for the future, helping small businesses create jobs and investing in department's fiscal year 2012 proposal. live coverage here on c-span3. >> we'll come to order. t
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Mar 23, 2011 7:30am EDT
system than france, america or germany. i want britain to be the place international businesses go to, not the place that they leave. but today i wanted even more. so i can announce that from april this year, corporation tax will be reduced not just by the 1% my previous announce but by 2%. and it will continue to fall by 1% in each of the following three years taking on corporate tax rate right down to 23%. 16% lower than america, 11% lower than france, 7% lower than germany, the lowest corporation tax in the g7. let it be heard clearly around the world, from shanghai to seattle, britain is open for business. [shouting] >> and to ensure, and to ensure that this is not a net tax cut for banks. i am adjusting the bank levy rate next year to offset its affect. [shouting] >> in each -- mr. deputy speaker, in each and every year of this parliament, our permanent bank levy raises more in any one year of the last parliament bank taxes. the most competitive access and energy 20 is the first of our economic ambitions. the second is that britain becomes the best place in europe to start, finan
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
say south america. we see the rise of drug cartels of there. some would say that pacific, and we are watching the anti-access denial strategies of the chinese were we still have no concept to deal with that. we are seeing an increase modernization of military of the chinese with cyberattacks and space attacks, which we don't seem to be focusing. we cut out are apt to into is while we watched the russian increase their production, their j. '20s and so some would argue we're not focusing on air superiority. we stop focusing on join us as much as we had doing away with the joint forces command. we have ship repair shortfalls of $567 million some would say we are risking reduction of service life of our fleet. and many of us feel that our lack of focus on shipbuilding could cause the chinese navy to outnumber our navy. because both of you have lived with this along, help me to articulate the priorities of why it is important that we continue that focus in afghanistan, knowing all the things that we are a coalition in afghanistan, but why is it important we continue that focus even if
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
will be seeing a slower rate of growth in the united states of america as well. a worthy situation in the middle east to get worse and for the damage from oil fields outside of libya and we may have another shock on the oil price which could serve to impede the growth of the economy. so the conclusion i take from this is that the world economy doesn't know if it's going to go back into another deep recession. we're not going to have another impossible situation but the world economy is not going to provide the impetus that it's currently providing. it may not feel that great but it is providing quite a bit of impetus at the moment. it will be providing less impetus next year and beyond. that means that the chancellor has to intensify his pursuit of measures which make the u.k. that much more competitive and that much more successful. >> thank you, mr. deputy speaker. and would my right honorable friend also comment on the importance of improving our import positions vis-a-vis the countries brazil, russia, china and what important part that could play in our recovery? .. the loorger companies ten
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